The name Eldrid is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a person noted for giving good counsel.
Early Origins of the Eldrid family
The surname Eldrid was first found in Cambridgeshire
, at Aldreth, a hamlet that dates back to 1170 when it was listed as Alrehetha in the Pipe Rolls
. The name literally means "landing-place by the alders" from the Old English words for "alor" and "hyth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
However the surname dates back further and is recorded in the Domesday Book
as Aldreth and Ealdred as holding lands under the Norman King William soon after the Conquest in 1086. In fact, Aldred was a famous ecclesiastic, who was Bishop of York from 1044-1060, and Archbishop of York from 1060-1069, and it was he who crowned the Conqueror.
Early History of the Eldrid family
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Eldrid Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Eldrid has undergone many spelling variations
, including Aldred, Aldreth, Aldret and others.
Early Notables of the Eldrid family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Eldred (1552-1632), an English traveler and merchant. Born in New Buckenham, Norfolk
, after his parents moved from Suffolk
, he traveled to Tripoli and returned home with a ship full of goods that were sold making him a wealthy man with a large... Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eldrid Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eldrid family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Eldrid were among those contributors:
Eldrid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William and Sara Eldrid, who settled in Edgartown Massachusetts in 1820 with his seven children